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May Bank Holiday Story Telling at Butser Ancient Farm

May Bank Holiday Story Telling at Butser Ancient Farm

Event notes:

Booking: Book online at or call 02392 598838


Event details:

  • Location: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hampshire, PO8 0BG
  • Date: 26th May 2018
  • Organiser: Butser Ancient Farm

This May Bank holiday Butser Ancient Farm will host the previews of two specially commissioned story-telling performances. Two stories have been written by local author Dawn Nelson to enchant younger visitors with tales of prehistoric life; the interactive tales will transport listeners back in time to imagine life in an ancient farm and will feature music, costumes and props.

‘The Hunt for the Aurochs’ tells the story of a Stone-Age hunter who must track the rare Aurochs; a huge cattle-like creature, now extinct, that once roamed across Europe.

‘The Missing Manx Loughtan’ tells the tale of a run-away sheep and tracks the turning cycles of the Celtic year.

Both tales take place within the atmospheric settings of the re-constructed Neolithic long house and Iron Age roundhouses at Butser Ancient farm. The preview storytelling performances will be held throughout the day on:

Saturday 26 May

Sunday 27 May

Sunday 3 June

Saturday 9 June

There is no need to book but normal admission prices to the farm apply.  For opening times and prices please following link:

Thanks to generous funding from Hampshire County Council, Dawn Nelson will then be training up a whole raft of Butser volunteers in the art of storytelling so that the tales can continue to be shared.

Butser Ancient Farm will be closed to the public between Tuesday 29 May and Saturday 2 June for an exciting secret filming project.  There’s plenty to entertain beforehand though, with Roman and Celtic re-enactors, storytelling, archaeology experiments and a chance to greet the four new piglets to the farm if you visit over the bank holiday weekend!


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